Friday, May 13, 2005

A Mysterious Monument

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I always liked monuments, especially the ones with commemorative plaques. Sometimes walking down the pathways in a park or public place, we come across a monument or structure which looks totally out of place. I found this one in a secluded corner of the university campus in Guelph, Ontario.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Algonquin Park - Northern Ontario

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A trip to Northern Ontario is always a worthwhile venture, especially in mid-October when the Fall colours are in their peak. For those of us who are not professional photographers, it's the fail-safe chance to shoot a few rolls of film and not being disappointed of the results.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Backyard Photography

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We might think we should travel far and wide to find fascinating subjects, unaware of the fact that we can find many interesting subjects in our own backyard. Flowers and greenery always make good close-up subjects. Their variety of colours and shapes can blend well and present a very eye-catching picture.

Monday, February 14, 2005

A Place They Call Home

A picture of a pleasant neighbourhood in Naples, Florida. It's a close community and they like it that way. We might think it would be wonderful to wake up in the morning and look out the window at this view. Perhaps, but the people who live here don't see that. They walk their dogs, sometimes they jog, chat with their neighbours and walk back to their own private worlds. They are suspicious of outsiders, but can we blame them?

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

A Pink Flamingo Nightmare

Looked out the window. There were pink flamingos everywhere. Oddly enough they didn't look like the plastic ones we had in our backyard before. They were standing on their heads!

Saturday, February 05, 2005

A walk in the Park

Let's take a walk in the park. Feel the heat, the little birds singing, the hum of traffic from afar, and the sound of dry leaves crunching underfoot. Suddenly, a bicycle passes you by and almost knocks you off your feet. Not a happy camper! Now close your eyes.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

The Autumn of our lives

The falling leaves of Autumn serve as a reminder that the harvest season is upon us. Everything we do, all our efforts and accomplishments should serve a purpose, and Autumn is the season to harvest what we have sown.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Two People

People's photography is always harder, especially when they're the main subject. Instead of inanimate objects or animals, you're dealing with self-conscious subjects who rarely behave as expected. One way to deal with this problem is to blend people in the background.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Golden Years

We see them in the parks or at the malls. I can only imagine what they talk about: their experiences, relationships and fading memories. After a lifetime of running around and trying to make the ends meet, they might be enjoying these quieter moments. I have a feeling that they don't.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Nature's Playground

Nature awaits Summer; whether it's the small birds in the foreground daring the half-frozen river, or the carousel in the background waiting for children to return.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Autumn Melancholy

Black and White photography is my favourite. Especially in a nature scene with a lot of colours where one has to use their imagination to see and feel the sunset colours. Who knows which one is there and which one is absent; it all depends on our own imagination.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Bath Time For Meesha!

Cats have the will-power to remain wild among us. Thousands years of domestication have not changed a thing. To remain wild, they have to behave in a certain way which to domesticated creatures might seem insensitive, unfeeling or independent.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Concrete Jungle

Once upon a time there was a little mayor in North York who had big dreams for his city. He created a concrete jungle with big tall buildings and huge empty spaces. He thought to himself "if you build them, they will come." They did come; the tall buildings got full of people, but the empty spaces remained empty.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Fundy Park, New Brunswick

More travel pictures. Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are the favourite destinations for many visitors to Canada. More adventurous travelers leave the city lights for Eastern Canada where one can experience Canada and its natural beauty at its best.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Vive Le Quebec!

Parliament building in Quebec city. Quebec architecture is quite unique and distinct. A trip to Quebec takes you to Europe. It's not only the language that makes you feel in a different country (since many in Quebec and especially in Montreal speak English), but their worldview is quite European.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Old Montreal

A view of old Montreal. This city is quite unique in North America. One should give credit to French Canadians. They know how to preserve their heritage.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

China Town – Toronto

China town has changed little. There is a street car running down Spadina and there are a few malls and more signs. But the little shops with their overflowing merchandise and very persistent shoppers are there to stay.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Childhood Memories

Children have a lot more fun because they can enjoy a lot of things that adults can't. There are still few joys that we can share with children. Fireworks is one of them. It brings out the child in us.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Country Road

A country house in Southern Ontario. Country houses are vanishing fast from Southern Ontario. It used to be a short drive from Toronto to the country side. Nowadays it's all developments, developments and more developments.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Toronto at night

This picture was taken a few years back (maybe 10) from our balcony in mid-town Toronto facing south-west.
I think the view has changed since then. It was such a calm and relaxing evening.

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